To mark the UK’s Black History Month, the British Council are sharing some of the contemporary British artists and creatives that excite and inspire us, and who make change happen.
Vicki Igbokwe formed her contemporary dance theatre company Uchenna Dance after a life-changing trip to New York where she fell for the underground dance scene that introduced her to House, Waacking and Vogue. As her company has grown, she has continually developed the potential of younger professionals, for instance at the East London Dance programmes she facilitates that support the next generation of dance leaders.
Igbokwe is a leading advocate for change and has spoken in the UK and internationally about making arts more equal and accessible. She was recently a Facilitator at Culture Reset, a programme seeking to reimagine the future in the wake of Covid-19, inspired by the urgent need to accelerate change and broaden diversity.